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Around Syracuse this week

Happy number ONE for Sophistications

The City Eagle wishes Sophistications Jazz Caf (c) located inside the Galleries of Syracuse Downtown a snappy one year anniversary. For more information go to Sophistications Jazz Caf (c), 441 S. Salina St.,

sophisticationscafe.com or call 372.0970.

Novelist Vernon to read at DWC

A reading by novelist John Vernon at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Downtown Writer's Center.

In recent praise for John Vernon's novels, Michael Upchurch of the Seattle Times wrote, "If we're living in a golden age for the historical novel -- and I believe we are -- then one of the genre's most gifted practitioners is American writer John Vernon."

Vernon will read at the DWC in support of his latest novel, Lucky Billy, in which Vernon humanizes America's most infamous anti-hero, finding a truth more remarkable than legend.

John Vernon is the author of 11 books, including the book of poems Ann, the memoir A Book of Reasons, and the novels La Salle, Lindbergh's Son, Peter Doyle, All for Love: Baby Doe and Silver Dollar, The Last Canyon,

and now, Lucky Billy.

This event is free and open to the public. Call 474-3851 x 328 for further details.

Sparky notes

Check out the entertainment on Burnett Street this Saturday March 28 with a performance by Colleen Kattau and Ben de la Garza: dinner reservations are going like hotcakes!

Sparky art: This is the last week to take in the show Seemed like a good idea at the time,

by local artist John Heard.

The next Sparky show is Creatures, oil paintings presented by Diane Menzies. Artist reception will be on April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

SU School of Architecture presents Home Turf

SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner Syracuse University presents its School of Architecture Faculty Exhibition at the Slocum Hall Gallery through April 3. The exhibition features several faculty members associated with SyracuseCoE: Ted Brown and Ann Munly of SyracuseCoE StartUp Partner Munly Brown Studio; Kevin Lair of MOD-ECO Design; Joe Sisko of CELL; Michael Pelken of energydesignlab; and Tim Stenson of Stenson Building + Furniture Design.

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